State Underground Water Source Protection

 

To foster development and implementation of underground injection control (UIC) programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The objective of the grant program is to provide financial assistance, to eligible States and Tribes, for the implementation of their UIC Program. The fundamental goal of the program, and the grants, is to ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected from endangering injection activities. Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2019: The program will fund the major components of State UIC programs which include: the development and maintenance of inventories of injection systems; the development and maintenance of databases housing compliance information on underground injection well activities; the implementation of UIC permitting activities; and the implementation of enforcement programs to ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected from underground injection activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
66.433
Federal Agency/Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 This program provides funding support to States, Territories, and Tribes that have delegated primary enforcement authority pursuant to the SDWA amendments of 1986. The grant funds are used by the States, Territories, and Tribes to support operation of their ongoing UIC programs including: the development and maintenance of UIC regulations; the development and maintenance of inventories of injection systems; the development and maintenance of databases housing compliance information on underground injection wells activities; the implementation of UIC permitting activities; and the implementation of enforcement programs to ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected from endangering injection activities This program provides funding support to States, Territories, and Tribes that have delegated primary enforcement authority pursuant to the SDWA amendments of 1986. The grant funds are used by the States, Territories, and Tribes to support operation of their ongoing UIC programs including: the development and maintenance of UIC regulations; the development and maintenance of inventories of injection systems; the development and maintenance of databases housing compliance information on underground injection wells activities; the implementation of UIC permitting activities; and the implementation of enforcement programs to ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected from endangering injection activities.
Fiscal Year 2017 This program provides funding support to States, Territories, and Tribes that have delegated primary enforcement authority pursuant to the SDWA amendments of 1986. The grant funds are used by the States, Territories, and Tribes to support operation of their ongoing UIC programs including: the development and maintenance of UIC regulations; the development and maintenance of inventories of injection systems; the development and maintenance of databases housing compliance information on underground injection wells activities; the implementation of UIC permitting activities; and the implementation of enforcement programs to ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected from endangering injection activities.
Fiscal Year 2018 This program provides funding support to States, Territories, and Tribes that have delegated primary enforcement authority pursuant to the SDWA amendments of 1986. The grant funds are used by the States, Territories, and Tribes to support operation of their ongoing UIC programs including: the development and maintenance of UIC regulations; the development and maintenance of inventories of injection systems; the development and maintenance of databases housing compliance information on underground injection wells activities; the implementation of UIC permitting activities; and the implementation of enforcement programs to ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected from endangering injection activities.
Fiscal Year 2019 This program provides funding support to States, Territories, and Tribes that have delegated primary enforcement authority pursuant to the SDWA amendments of 1986. The grant funds are used by the States, Territories, and Tribes to support operation of their ongoing UIC programs including: the development and maintenance of UIC regulations; the development and maintenance of inventories of injection systems; the development and maintenance of databases housing compliance information on underground injection wells activities; the implementation of UIC permitting activities; and the implementation of enforcement programs to ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected from endangering injection activities.
Authorization
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, Public Law 96-502, as amended
Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986, Public Law 99-339
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, Public Law 93-523, as amended
Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996, Public Law 104-182, 42 U.S.C. 300
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, Public Law 96-63
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States, U.S. Territories and possessions, and Indian Tribes that qualify as Programs that have delegated primary Enforcement Authority pursuant to SDWA amendments of 1986
Beneficiary Eligibility
States, U.S. Territories, and Indian Tribes.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through https://www.grants.gov. Additional information on applying for EPA grants can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/grants/how-apply-grants.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed by the appropriate EPA Regional Office and, if approved, the funds are awarded by the Regional Administrator.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 60 days.
Appeals
Disputes will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
1) Adequacy of State's annual program plan for an enforceable underground injection control program; (2) compliance with requirements of 2 CFR 200 and 1500 as applicable, and 40 CFR 35, and Executive Order No. 12367 (Revised); (3) designation of a State agency to receive the grant and be responsible for coordinating the underground water source protection program; and (4) evidence that Federal grant funds will not supplant the State's nonfederal funding committed to underground water source protection efforts. For Indian Tribes: (1) demonstration of Tribal adequacy; and (2) demonstration of the tribe's intent, adequate legal authority, and resources to implement specific program elements outlined in 40 CFR 144, 145, 146, and 148.
How may assistance be used?
The funds are to be used to develop and implement an underground injection control program adequate to enforce the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring is required under this program.Reporting requirements shall be determined at the time of grant award.
Auditing
Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.
Records
Financial records, including all documents which support entries on accounting records and substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts. All records must be maintained for 3 years from the date of submission of the annual financial status report, or until any audit exceptions have been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Safe Drinking Water Act Part Section 1443 Subpart (b)(4) The statistical factors used for allocation include: (1) population of State, based on the most recent Census Bureau data; (2) State land area, based on the most recent Census Bureau data; and (3) injection practices by State, based on data reported by States and maintained by EPA as of the most recent fiscal year prior to allocation development.

Matching is voluntary. For states, federal assistance is limited to 75 percent of eligible costs, not to exceed the State allotment. For Indian Tribes, Federal assistance is limited to 90 percent of eligible costs. This program operates under a formula which uses criteria set forth in the SDWA, Section 1443(b)(4). Except for Indian Tribes, Federal assistance is limited to 75 percent of eligible costs, not to exceed the State allotment. The statistical factors used for allocation include: (1) population of State, based on the most recent Census Bureau data; (2) State land area, based on the most recent Census Bureau data; and (3) injection practices by State, based on data reported by States and maintained by EPA as of the most recent fiscal year prior to allocation development. For Indian Tribes, Federal assistance is limited to 90 percent of eligible costs. This program does not have a statutory formula. However, EPA allocates funds based on formulas contained in regulations or program guidance.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The term of the grant shall be determined at the time of grant award. The method of fund disbursement will be determined at the time of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Colin Dyroff
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Office of Water, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., ( Mail Code: 4606M)
Washington, DC 20460 US
Dyroff.Colin@epa.gov
Phone: 202-564-3149
Fax: 202-564-3756
Website Address
https://www.epa.gov/uic
Financial Information
Account Identification
68-0103-0-1-304
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 18$10,130,300.00; FY 19 est $10,164,000.00; FY 20 FY 17$10,109,000.00; FY 16$8,859,300.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$5,000 to $929,000/fiscal year; $178,000/fiscal year.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Grants for State Underground Water Source Protection Programs (40 CFR 35); General Grant Regulations and Procedures (2 CFR 200 and 1500 as applicable).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 Grant funds are used by the States for such purposes as State regulation review, program plan developments, data management, inventory of injection facilities, public participation, technical assistance and review, permit approval and enforcement, and surveillance and investigation Grant funds are used by the States for such purposes as State regulation review, program plan developments, data management, inventory of injection facilities, public participation, technical assistance and review, permit approval and enforcement, and surveillance and investigation
Fiscal Year 2018 Grant funds are used by the States for such purposes as State regulation review, program plan developments, data management, inventory of injection facilities, public participation, technical assistance and review, permit approval and enforcement, and surveillance and investigation.
Fiscal Year 2019 Grant funds are used by the States for such purposes as State regulation review, program plan developments, data management, inventory of injection facilities, public participation, technical assistance and review, permit approval and enforcement, and surveillance and investigation.

 


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